Today, under a blazing Sun, we continued with the “H” section of our roof and got that finished by mid-afternoon.
This now sees all the roof areas from “A” to “H” all covered with plywood boards, covering 48% of the roof, about 175 square metres or roughly 58 sheets of plywood in total!
Then, we started preparing and moving all our equipment off the mobile platform, onto the fixed walkways that we had constructed several weeks ago, to help us with this sort of job. But we decided to extend one particular area between the “L”, “M” and “N” segments because it would be a good idea to have a much more open and enlarged work area for processing and slicing the roof boards etc. Therefore, we put in more cross struts and lintels and placed another plywood board to join up with the existing walkway.
So we now have a roomy area for us and our tools etc.
Next, we tidied up all the cut-off pieces of plywood and moved all the piles from various locations around the front of the house and side and placed them all in one location. We are sometimes lucky that we can reuse some of these “waste” pieces and so far, we are not doing too badly in generating too much waste.
We also collected up all our empty glue tubes that we had thrown into the house and we have used about 14 tubes of the “Brown stuff” (silicone based glue) and about 18 tubes of the “white stuff” (a construction glue). We still have plenty left in stock to allow us to complete this task.
Plus we gave the house a little sweep and generally tidied up a few things.
On Monday, we can start fresh and work on the back of the house and within two weeks should see that all complete too.